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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am PST
in defense, in the sequester, which, of course, would raise the deficit if they did that, and they can't agree to any tax increases at all, even though tax increases would reduce the deficit. >> catherine, isn't it their deficit in large part deficit? >> of course, but they have political amnesia. ideology is the science of idiots. here's one of these moments where when you live inside the box and refuse to look at empirical evidence, refuse to understand history to show us how economies work, how tax cuts or increases affect populations, then they are going to follow this line of idiocy over their own, i think, political cliff. and the partisanship is going to wreak tremendous havoc on the republican party in the upcoming elections. >> we have limited time. i want to go back to john harwood. is there a time here, john, when we're going to see the markets start to react or are we expecting most traders to wait until after the first to make big decisions? >> i think that's when they reacted. if we go over the cliff, even for a couple of days, you're going to see a reaction. i think at t
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am PST
studies have not found concrete of torture's efficacy and a 2006 report from the national defense intelligence college found that the scientific community has never established the interrogation methods are effective means of obtaining reliable intelligence. .in contrast to the movie's narrative, a senate report found no evidence that enhanced interrogations played a significant role in the year's long intelligence operation which led to the discovery and killing of bin laden. now, even beyond the sight over the road to ben laden, i think there's a larger issue here. america has never fully reckoned with torture. the public was initially shocked by disclosures about waterboarding and torture at the abu ghraib prison. but there have been no prosecutions, no truth commissions and no meaningful accountability. president obama did run on restoring the rule of law to the fight against terrorist and al qaeda. but when the huffington post sam stiep asked him about torture prosecution, he expressed little interest in prosecution alleged war crimes. >> if there are clear instances of wrong
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